I am just coming up on the halfway point of my semester and things are reaching a peak in terms of busy.  I have papers, midterms, and presentations all coming up in the next couple of weeks, but I've got my eye on the prize. June 20 - the Summer Solstice.  And the last day of the semester/the last day of University classes for me.  For a while anyway.  My first presentation is coming up on Monday and I was in charge of creating some sort of visual presentation to organize our information.  I chose to use Prezi for this.

I was first introduced to Prezi in my second year of education during my ECI 302 - Environmental Education - course.  My instructor used it to create a presentation introducing herself to the class.  I have tried to use it a few times since then, and each time I learn something new.  The possibilities are really endless for creating eye catching presentations.  For example, you can assmble really intricate drawings using the shapes buttons. I figured this out when I was trying to delete some of the elements from the template I used to create the Prezi below.  I had to delete each line separately (or maybe I didn't, but I did anyway) and there were a lot of them used to form things like cartoon people, clouds with lightening bolts, a telescope, ants, and other fun creatures.  Normally, I would create a Prezi from scratch, but time is just not on  my side these days.  This one still does the job though:
What are your favourite programs for creating presentations?

05/28/2012 2:46pm

I use Prezi a lot for presentations and really like how easy it is to use. I also like that it creates something that is just a little different from a usual powerpoint. That being said sometimes a powerpoint is just what you need but I made a decision to not use any microsoft products when I purchased my macbook. So I use keynote which is the mac version of powerpoint, I find it easier to use and has better templates than the ones that come with powerpoint but it's pretty much the same.

05/29/2012 12:09am

I also have a Mac but I purchased the Microsoft Office Suite for Mac when I bought my desktop a few years ago. I am not familiar with Keynote. Does it come standard on Mac or is it something extra you had to purchase?


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